Bruce Ashley - Editor/Director
Australian born, Bruce kicked off his career at Channel 7 in Sydney as a Technical Director and since then he has channeled his skills into creative post and production with a particular passion for music, fashion and documentary style projects.
He has edited a broad range of content, including music videos, TV shows, concerts, promos, documentaries and TV commercials. Noteworthy projects include the MTV "Buzz" TV series, video albums for Duran Duran and Enigma, the AIDS awareness documentaries "Red Hot & Dance" and "Red Hot & Cool," concerts for the likes of U2 and David Bowie. He also edited the Grammy nominated doc for Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" and a multi-media piece for Hugh Jackman's "Back on Broadway" show. He recently co-edited the dramatic feature length film "Hitting the Apex" directed by Mark Neal, produced and narrated by Brad Pitt.
Music video credits include artists Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam "Jeremy," (MTV Best Video), Santana, INXS “Never Tear Us Apart: (MTV Best Video), Bob Dylan, Lush, Jesus and Mary Chain, Love and Rockets, Madonna, and Los Lobos "Kiko," (MTV Best Breakthrough Video). Videos he has also crafted include The Girls' "Lust for Life" and the Oscar-winning track "Weary Kind" for the film "Crazy Heart" and a very “bloody” video for ex My Chemical Romance artist Frank Ireo "Joyriding".
A believer that diversity hones one's expertise Bruce has also directed various commercials, TV concerts and music videos.
Commercial projects include spots for Guinness (Clio), Clinique (Clio), Elizabeth Arden, the NBA (One Show Pencil), Foster's Beer (One Show Pencil), AT&T, Miller Breweries, Verizon, Astra Zeneca, Abbvie, Pfizer, Kohls, Colgate, Avon, and Tiffany & Co.
Advertising agency clients include global entities such as Saatchi and Saatchi, Hogarth Worldwide, JWT, Y&R, Ogilvy and Publicis.
Bruce has worked with and influenced by the likes of directors and photographers such as Russell Mulchay, Mark Pellington, Howard Greenhalgh, Steve Hiett, Arthur Elgort, Morten Sandtroen, Tim Pope, Matthew Ralston, Ellen von Unwerth, Marcus Raboy, Peter Lindberg, Danny Clinch, and Russell James.
Bruce lives in New York and jumps across the pond on a regular basis, getting a good dose of British cultcha and brushing up on his rhyming slang.